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Dorothy Day It seems that to some people that they give more so society than others but than there is one woman who gave her life to society to help others though giving and sharing and helped people through a time of need Yet there seems to be few there is Dorothy Day patron of the Catholic Worker movement was born in Brooklyn on New York November 8 1897 After surviving the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 the Day family moved into a tenement flat in Chicagos South Side It was a big step down in the world made necessary because Dorothys father was out of work Days understanding of the shame people feel when they fail in their efforts dated from this time It was in Chicago that Day began to form positive impressions of Catholicism Day recalled when her father was appointed sports editor of a Chicago newspaper the Day family moved into a comfortable house on the North Side Here Dorothy began to read books that affected her conscience Upton Sinclairs novel The Jungle inspired Day to take long walks in poor neighborhoods in Chicagos South Side It was the start of a life-long attraction to areas many people avoid Day won a scholarship that brought her to the University of Illinois campus at Urbana in the fall of 1914 However she was a reluctant scholar Her reading was chiefly in a radical social direction She avoided campus social life and insisted on supporting herself rather than living on money from her father Dropping out of college two years later she moved to New York where she found a job as a reporter for The Call the citys only socialist daily She covered rallies and demonstrations and interviewed people ranging from butlers to labor organizers and revolutionaries She next worked for The Masses a magazine that opposed American involvement in the European war In September the Post Office rescinded
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